July 9, 2018 / 3:02 PM / in 9 days

Hammond says he fully supports May's Brexit plan

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said on Monday that Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan had his full support after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis quit within hours of each other.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leaves 11 Downing Street in London, Britain, July 2, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

May last week put forward a plan for a close trading relationship with the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc next year, triggering a split within her cabinet.

“Theresa May’s plan has my full support,” Hammond said on Twitter. “It’s a proposal that puts jobs first and protects our nation’s prosperity.”

Reporting By William James and Andrew MacAskill; Editing by William Schomberg

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